ROME (ITALY) – PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (USA), August 2, 2010 – Lottomatica Group S.p.A. announced that its subsidiary, GTECH Printing Corporation (GPC), has been chosen as the primary instant ticket vendor for Lotterywest, the official state lottery of Western Australia. The contract is a result of a competitive procurement process and will commence immediately. Under the terms of the contract, GPC will be the primary vendor of instant ticket game services to Lotterywest for the next five years, with extension options available for an additional five years. GPC expects to generate revenues of $2 million AUD within the first year of this contract. Lotterywest is GTECH Printing’s first Australian customer.
“We are incredibly pleased to have been chosen as the primary supplier of instant ticket game services for Lotterywest” said Ross Dalton, Sr. Vice President of Printed Products and Licensed Content. Dalton continued, “For years, Lotterywest has been instrumental in supporting public hospitals, sports groups and arts organizations, in addition to providing grants to charitable and community groups and to local government authorities. GPC is proud to partner with Lotterywest to build a cutting-edge game portfolio that will excite current lottery players and engage new audiences.”
Lotterywest Chief Executive Officer, Jan Stewart, said “Lotterywest is pleased to welcome GTECH Printing Corporation as our new Scratch’n’Win partner. We look forward to utilizing the impressive technology and new ideas that GPC has to offer.”
GTECH Printing is the fastest growing instant-game manufacturing company in the industry. With the addition of Lotterywest, GPC now has 50 customers worldwide, half of which are from outside the United States.
Lottomatica Group is a market leader in the Italian gaming industry and one of the largest Lottery operators in the world based on total wagers and, through its subsidiary GTECH Corporation, is a leading provider of lottery and gaming technology solutions worldwide. Together, the companies are the only vertically integrated full service lottery group. Lottomatica Group is majority owned by De Agostini, which belongs to a century-old publishing and media services group. Lottomatica is listed on the Stock Exchange of Milan under the trading symbol “LTO”. In 2009, the Company had approximately €2.2 billion in revenues and 7,500 employees in over 50 countries when combined with GTECH.